Kenneth Chaim Fink is President and CEO of Tamar Fink, Inc., Charitable Advisors and Family Wealth Counselors, LLC. These are national consulting firms which represent many of America’s wealthiest families and charities. Ken’s family wealth counseling process helps clients structure their estate plans based on their fundamental values – the family mission.
Ken and his firm have implemented plans that will generate 1.3 billion dollars for charities. Through implementation of his unique “gift maximization” process, his firm has helped an international charity raise more than 250 million in legacy gifts from over 100 donors. Additionally, Ken design and implement a plan that resulted in a $42 million dollar gift to the United Hospitals in Cleveland – the largest gift in their history. Ken was also the recipient of the 2006 Preston Hotchkis Distinguished Achievement Award for his generous charitable and business contributions to the community. In addition to being a popular national public speaker, Ken has published numerous articles on tax, estate and charitable giving in leading national and regional publications. He is a co-contributor to the book, Getting to the Heart of the Matter, which has received critical acclaim nationwide. Ken has been featured in Forbes magazine and quoted in the Investors News Daily as well as many of the nation’s newspapers as an expert in the field of insurance and charitable planned giving.
Ken is a lifetime and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and a member of the prestigious Forum 400 and Top of the Table organizations which are limited to approximately 500 of the leading insurance agents in the world. He is a founding owner of the Lion Street producer group, which is the fasting growing agent owned producer group with over 200 of the leading insurance and financial planning firms in the nation.
Tamar Fink, Inc., established in 1986, is a boutique financial services firm that has brokered over two billion dollars of insurance transactions
Ken has consulted for dozens of local, national and international charitable organizations such as Aish HaTorah International, Augsburg College, Cleveland Clinic, Cuyahoga Community College, Fairview Hospitals, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Ohr Somayach International, the Shalom Foundation, Torah Academy and United Hospitals. Ken has served as President of his Keneseth Israel Synagogue and has sat on the boards of numerous charities such as Hasbara Fellowships, The Shalom Foundation and Torah Academy. Ken and his wife Nicole co-founded Aish Minnesota, Minnesota’s leading adult Jewish educational organization. Ken serves as its acting president and Chairman.
Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1983, Advanced Certification as a Family Wealth Counselor, 1997
Wife – Nicole
Lives in Minneapolis, MN
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“Tamar Fink is changing the face of philanthropy.” -Don Shelby, Washburn Center for Children’s $25 million Capital Campaign Chair & former WCCO TV Anchor
“I’ve been working in philanthropy for nearly 30 years. I know my business. I have never seen this type of creativity.” -Michael Geis, Fundraising Executive at Eddie Thompson & Associates
“Tamar Fink truly understands philanthropy and how to complete, not just propose, gifts.” - Joel Mandel, Executive Director – Sholom Foundation
“I am acutely aware that it was the creativity and experience of your team that brought this incredibly generous gift to light and to a successful conclusion.” - Mort Naiman, Minneapolis Jewish Federation
“When you drive past a construction site where a new wing is being built, it most likely has been funded through a gift created and completed by Tamar Fink.” -Scott Nelson, Estate Planning Attorney at Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC
“Tamar Fink’s “gift multiplier” concepts have great appeal to our donors who are seeking to make the maximum impact on our college, on our faculty and on our students. Thank you, Tamar Fink!” -Paul Pribbenow, Augsburg College President